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    1. The Beginner's Forum

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      New to keeping either American or African cichlids? Get started here with friendly, informative advice.

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    2. Cichlid Health

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      Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury. Nutrition in general is included here. For species-specific issues, please post to the appropriate species forum.

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    3. Discussions of aquaria hardware in general; setting up tanks; maintaining a healthy environment for your cichlids.

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  2. Neotropical Cichlids Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Discussion of Central and South American cichlids.

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    2. The American Tank

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      Set-up and maintenance of tanks specific to New World species.

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    3. Have a mystery fish in your tank? Ask members to help identify.

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    4. Post original pictures of your New World cichlids here. Please add image descriptions.

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  3. African Cichlids Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Primarily for the discussion of Riverine, Madagascar, and other non-Rift Lake/Victoria cichlids. Post here also to discuss African cichlid topics that do not belong in any other forum, such as mixing species from different lakes.

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    2. Malawi Cichlids

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      Exclusively for the discussion of the Mbuna and "hap" species flocks of Lake Malawi.

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    3. Tanganyika Cichlids

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      From the diminutive shell dwellers to the largest known cichlid species, the cichlidae of the oldest Great African Lake continue to fascinate. Discuss them here.

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    4. Victoria Cichlids

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      The bioevolutionary and ecological implications of the rapid rise and decline of the cichlids in the world's second-largest freshwater lake make the keeping of these beautiful fish all the more compelling.

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    5. The African Tank

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      For the discussion of tank setup and maintenance issues unique to the keeping of African cichlids, particularly those of the Great Lakes. Topics independent of these specific biotopes should be posted to the Equipment and Water Chemistry Forum (b

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    6. Unsure about the ID of a species in your tank? Ask forum members to help identify your fish.

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    7. Post your original African cichlid photos here. Don't forget to include accompanying text for your pictures.

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  4. Cichlid Breeders and Organizations Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Post news about your organization here. Also post here if you're looking for a local club to join or form.

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    2. Whether you breed cichlids for fun or for profit (or both), place your breeder details here: the species you're currently breeding, your location, etc.. Commercial listings are welcome in this section.

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  5. Other Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Do It Yourself

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      Have DIY projects or tips to share? Post them here.

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    2. Catfishes

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      Discussion of catfish and loach species.

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    3. Other Non-Cichlids

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      If it lives, or can live, in a home aquarium and it isn't a cichlid (or a catfish), discuss it here.

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    4. What can cichlids teach us about ecology, evolution, genetics--and ourselves?

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    5. Photography Forum

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      Techniques of aquaria photography and discussion of related equipment and software.

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    6. The Lounge

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      Relax and talk about (almost) anything here. A great place to introduce yourself, too.

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  6. The Advertising Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Livestock

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      Post your livestock wants or sale/trade ads here. Please include your general (city/state/country) location if it's not included in your profile. This forum is not intended for commercial use.

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    2. Dry Goods

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      Post your equipment, etc., wants or sale/trade ads here. Please include your general (city/state/country) location if it's not included in your profile. This forum is not intended for commercial use.

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